More about QPR In The Community Trust
This project uses sport to tackle social inclusion and provide an opportunity for children with a disability to participate in football how their able bodied peers do. Through football, this project aims to create a multi-tier learning environment that will improve the participants overall physical, social and emotional health. Each session focuses on developing the core fundamentals of football.
While participants are learning physical skills, they are simultaneously increasing their own social and emotional abilities. For many of the Tiger Cubs, this is one of the few times (other than school) where they are interacting with adults other than their parents and interacting with other people with DS.
Approximately 85% of people with DS attend mainstream school. Having the ability to train and play at a similar level increases their ability to reap all of the potential benefits. There have also been the benefits for the parents who have formed a tightly knit support network where they can discuss issues with each other and provide friendship and encouragement.